Save Build Back Better Act from corporate Democrats holding it hostage / by People’s World Editorial Board

The hostage-takers: Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. | J. Scott Applewhite / AP In the name of protecting corporations and billionaires from fair taxes, two corporate Democrats are holding the fate of America’s families—from seniors to children—in their hands. The budget reconciliation bill now being held hostage by Senators Joe Manchin andContinue reading “Save Build Back Better Act from corporate Democrats holding it hostage / by People’s World Editorial Board”

Sinema’s sabotage of Build Back Better agenda blasted in Arizona / by Mark Gruenberg

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles and waves as she departs the Capitol in Washington. Back in her home state of Arizona, her efforts to sabotage the Build Back Better Act aren’t eliciting many smiles. | Jose Luis Magana / AP WASHINGTON—With Democratic President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better progressive agenda hanging in the balance inContinue reading “Sinema’s sabotage of Build Back Better agenda blasted in Arizona / by Mark Gruenberg”

Paulo Freire’s centennial: Political pedagogy for revolutionary organizations / by Derek Ford

All revolutionary processes are educational. From organizing meetings and study groups to writing protest speeches and propaganda before the revolutionary moment to creating new revolutionary educational and cultural institutions and training teachers and specialists after the seizure of power, revolution is educational through and through. Yet exactly what kind of educational operations does revolution entail,Continue reading “Paulo Freire’s centennial: Political pedagogy for revolutionary organizations / by Derek Ford”

Homage to Paulo Freire on the centenary of his birth / By Frei Betto

Paulo Freire, 1921-2021 / Perlid Editorial note from alai.net: If we want to rescue Paulo Freire’s legacy, we must return to grassroots work with working classpeople and adopt his methods, relying on a historical perspective and looking toward utopias of freedom and the democratic horizon. Frei Betto is most familiar with Paulo Freire, who wasContinue reading “Homage to Paulo Freire on the centenary of his birth / By Frei Betto”

Paulo Freire’s Ideas Are Just as Powerful Today as Ever / by Peter McLaren

Centennial of Paulo Freire 1921-2021 / La Internacional de la Educación América Latina Socialist educator Paulo Freire was born one hundred years ago today in the Brazilian city of Recife. A longtime comrade of Freire, leading Marxist pedagogue Peter McLaren writes about how his life and work remain deeply relevant today. Today marks the centennialContinue reading “Paulo Freire’s Ideas Are Just as Powerful Today as Ever / by Peter McLaren”

The Communist Party Just Won the Elections in Austria’s Second-Biggest City / An Interview with Robert Krotzer

The city of Graz. (Isiwal / Wikimedia Commons) In Sunday’s elections in Graz, Austria, the Communist Party romped to victory for the first time in history. Jacobin spoke to one of its winning candidates about how the party built a “red fortress” in the city. If the social experiments of “Red Vienna” long associated AustriaContinue reading “The Communist Party Just Won the Elections in Austria’s Second-Biggest City / An Interview with Robert Krotzer”

Germans choose center-left over center-right by big margin / by John Wojcik

Members and supporters of the Left Party (Die Linke) react at the Karl-Liebknecht-Haus after the publication of the first results in the 2021 federal election, in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Die Linke members were disappointed in the party’s vote totals, but celebrated a reported win in a referendum to expropriate Berlin apartments from landlords.Continue reading “Germans choose center-left over center-right by big margin / by John Wojcik”

Cuban and Mexican Presidents Strengthen Solidarity in Remarkable Display / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Presidents Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba and Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador, Mexico | Photo: Twitter/@GerardoArreola The independence of Mexico and of Cuba, got a big hearing in Mexico City on September 16.  On that day in 1810, in Dolores, Mexico, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo called upon parishioners to join him in rebelling against Spain’s viceregal government. Mexico finallyContinue reading “Cuban and Mexican Presidents Strengthen Solidarity in Remarkable Display / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Communist Party of Mexico bids farewell to long-time cadre Héctor Colío Galindo

Héctor Colío Galindo, a militant communist and long-time cadre of the Communist Party of Mexico, has died of Covid-19 on September 21, his Party announced.  In a statement issued today, the Communist Party (PCM) bids farewell to comrade Héctor Colío Galindo. Héctor Colío Galindo was Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of MexicoContinue reading “Communist Party of Mexico bids farewell to long-time cadre Héctor Colío Galindo”

After historic council tenure, Khalid plans grassroots effort to diversify Lewiston politics / by Nathan Bernard

Photo: Safiya Khalid campaigning for her 2019 race for Lewiston City Council. | Safiya Khalid, Facebook In 2019 Safiya Khalid made history, becoming the first Somali-American woman ever elected to Lewiston’s City Council. Her groundbreaking accomplishment garnered national attention from CNN, Washington Post and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar— all of whom celebrated Khalid’s perseverance through a campaignContinue reading “After historic council tenure, Khalid plans grassroots effort to diversify Lewiston politics / by Nathan Bernard”